A Small Disclaimer
It's really important that, unless you've been trained in counselling, or some form of psychotherapy, you take care of what you say to friends and family that might be in need. Only assume the role as a non professional helper and shoulder to lean on. Only a trained professional can give professional advice and help.
If you think your friend, family member or even yourself is in need of help, please contact a counsellor or psychologist.
You can call me on 0402 630 184 or find someone local to your area.
Lifeline Australia's number is 131114. These guys help millions to get through depression and anxiety on a daily basis.